SERVICES

  • Street Education
    • A Street Presence Team, constituted of nine street educators at three centres in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, is already set up. The nine members of the team have been contacting street children and building up good rapport with them since these twelve years. The contact points where we find most of the children at risk are:

      1 Secunderabad Railway Station

      2              Nampally Railway Station

      3              Kachiguda Railway Station

      4              Clock Tower

      5              Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station

      6              Public Gardens

      7              Rani Gunj

      8              Gosha Mahal

      9              Bansilalpet

      10           Chaderghat

      11           Tank Bund

      12           Jubilee Bus Station

      13           Exhibition Grounds

      14           Ramanthapur Slums

      15           Adivasi Colony Slum

      16           Mudfort, Diamond Point

      17           Uppal IDA

      18           Bansilalpet

      During these twelve years period, our field staffs have contacted around 22,196 street children and child labourers in and around Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kachiguda Railway Stations that have got the highest level of concentration of street children. They are being closely followed up and counseled. These boys are also encouraged to start savings. We have good rapport with railway porters, TTEs, RPF, GRP, Auto rickshaw unions in rescuing children at risk.

  • Bridge School
    • The experience that Navajeevan has gained through the number of short-term camps that have been conducted for children, straight out of the street, has more than proved the point that short-term, intensive and activity packed camps help these children away from the 'freedom' of the street to take the path of rehabilitation.

      In other words, between the street and rehabilitation, there must be a phase which will help to Re-Motivate effectively the children to give up the "freedom" of the street or 'street addiction' and to accept the discipline of rehabilitation either in their own homes--if there is a "home" for the street child to go to--or in various rehabilitation programmes. Re-orientation camps are arranged at Secunderabad and Hyderabad centres. Hence, an intermediary training space and infrastructure is crucial for street children intervention.

  • Counseling
    • A vast majority of these children take to the street because of the emotional deprivations and insecurity that they suffer at home at the hands of their very parents and close relatives.

      What a street educator starts during his contacts with the child on the street -- the healing of these emotional deprivations, building up of rapport and creating of a family atmosphere--is taken forward by the COUNSELLING department located at the above three shelters. Presently, two lady counselors at Bhoiguda Shelter, one counselor at Nampally and one counselor at Kachiguda runs it. They listen to the problems of the children with their motherly touch and affection.

      Many a times, the counselors contact their parents and prepare them to accept the children back. During this period around 9,280 children have been successfully united with their families. We have counselors at all the centres to counsel the parents. For the parents of child labourers, we ask them to produce an affidavit stating that they will send the child to the school. There are instances when the counselor or street educator accompanied the children to their homes.

  • Vocational Training Centre
    • Counselors help the child to understand his own life, help him gradually to overcome his fears and to take the decision to turn away from street addiction or the freedom of the street to the path of self discipline: either by preparing him to go back “home” if there is a home for him to go to or by helping him to take a decision to join formal education (schooling) or non-formal vocational training to acquire any of the skills to enable him to stand on his own feet.

      Don Bosco Navajeevan was lucky to find a good school willing to admit our kids in the middle of the academic year. It is a school working on an alternative approach to education and it provides special attention for disadvantaged children. Till now 729 children has opted for formal education and 648 for vocational training. This year around 225 boys are going to local schools at Hyderabad and 190 boys are undergoing training at Non-formal technical school, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. During the year we have introduced Computer training and Embroidery work to train the poor and marginalized women at neighboring slum at Ramanthapur.

  • Slum Education
  • Round the Clock Shelter
    • At present, we have three Round the clock shelters have been set up located very close to the Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Kachiguda Railway Stations. Proximity to the railway station has the advantage that the children have an easy access to the shelter. The two shelters, which are at Secunderabad and Kachiguda, are for street children and a shelter at Nampally is meant of Child Labourers. We have registered 15,812 children at the shelter during the period. At the shelter, the children's basic needs are taken care of. They are given food, medical care, clothes and recreation facilities. We always have an average of 50 children per day in our three shelters.

  • Career Guidance & Job Placement
    • Don Bosco Navajeevan Center for Career guidance and Job Placement is to create a better society through its services by which the street and working children of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are empowered, to make informed and reasoned decisions, to acquire a career, that will result in better economic conditions which will enable them to participate in the progress of the country and enjoy the same status, rights and responsibilities. We have directly helped and guided 443 youth to get jobs from 1999 to 2012. Many of them are settled by their own like getting jobs and through self employment.

      Objectives

      Based on the vision statement of the center, the objectives have been framed according to the need faced by the street and working children who finishes their formal or non-formal education.

      1 To offer referral job placements.

      2 To motivate and guide street and working children to take up self-employment schemes.

      3 To guide the youth to choose their career according to their Interest, Aptitude, Attitude, Personality, Intelligence and Economic Background.

      4 To provide individual guidance to choose proper career at the request of the individuals who may approach the centre.

      5 To conduct one-day job orientation programmes to motivate them and to send them to interviews.

      6 To teach and train job seekers on basic English Speaking Skills (communication) and to develop on their reading and writing abilities.

      7 To conduct Campus interviews.

       

  • Home Integration
  • Medical Support
  • Non-Institutional Care
  • Day Care Homes
  • Formal Education
    • Counselors help the child to understand his own life, help him gradually to overcome his fears and to take the decision to turn away from street addiction or the freedom of the street to the path of self discipline: either by preparing him to go back “home” if there is a home for him to go to or by helping him to take a decision to join formal education (schooling) or non-formal vocational training to acquire any of the skills to enable him to stand on his own feet.

      Don Bosco Navajeevan was lucky to find a good school willing to admit our kids in the middle of the academic year. It is a school working on an alternative approach to education and it provides special attention for disadvantaged children. Till now 729 children has opted for formal education and 648 for vocational training. This year around 225 boys are going to local schools at Hyderabad and 190 boys are undergoing training at Non-formal technical school, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. During the year we have introduced Computer training and Embroidery work to train the poor and marginalized women at neighboring slum at Ramanthapur.

  • National Institute of Open School (NIOS)
  • Help desk for other NGOs, Institutes, Organizations & Past Pupils
  • Hostel Placement
  • Psycho-Social Services
  • Providing Internship for Students in Higher Education
  • Referral Services to Children in Special situation
  • Providing Inter state Exposure Visits
  • Peer Education
  • Stop Hunger Now India